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York OCD Conference - 14th November 2015

Visit our conference webpage for more details of the York OCD Conference by clicking here.

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Workshop: Difficult to treat? Not anymore! Cognitive therapy for OCD

This one-day workshop in Nottingham hosted by Canadian OCD specialist, Dr Adam Radomsky will be of interest to any mental health professional working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous disorder; common symptoms include washing and checking behaviour, as well as primary obsessions (i.e., repugnant, unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and impulses). There has been a surge in recent research on each of these forms of OCD, with publications often solidly grounded in a variety of cognitively-based models. Although these models differ to some extent in their explanation of obsessional and compulsive phenomena, they share a number of important features that are consistent with broad cognitive principles. We will begin with a review of the theoretical and empirical work conducted on the psychopathology and treatment of different manifestations of OCD. The workshop will continue with practical instruction on the cognitive-behavioural assessment and treatment of a variety of forms of the disorder, with particular emphasis on obsessions, compulsive checking, and contamination-related OCD (mental contamination). A new way of conceptualizing and treating contamination fear will be highlighted, along with the new construct of mental contamination. The focus on checking will feature elements from our new cognitively-based approach. The section of the workshop devoted to the treatment of obsessions will feature a case of post-partum obsessions, highlighting our ability to treat this important manifestation of the problem. Although OCD remains a serious and often debilitating disorder, our ability to substantially improve the lives of those suffering from the problem has dramatically increased in recent years. This workshop will capitalize on these recent improvements through the emphasis of new cognitively-based treatment strategies for this challenging disorder.

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Workshop: Difficult to treat? Not anymore! Cognitive therapy for OCD

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This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This Conference will be of interest to any mental health professional working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Location: Local to Reading
Date: Wednesday 22 April 2015
Presented by: Professor Adam Radomsky, Concordia University, Canada.
Cost: £130 including lunch
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Attendees will learn about cognitive case formulation, the importance of ongoing assessment, and specific therapeutic intervention techniques, all following from cognitive models of OCD. The workshop will include experiential, didactic, and group exercises. There will be opportunities for role play and/or the discussion of your own cases.

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Workshop: Low intensity interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (for PWPs)

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This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This event is specifically for PWPs working with patients affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Location: University of Reading
Date: Monday 23 March 2015 (9.30 – 12.30)
Presented by: Alison Campbell, Allan Laville and Jenny Lam
Cost: £65
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CADAT Workshop - Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

CADAT workshop
This event is independent of OCD-UK. We provide this listing for information purposes only and is not necessarily an endorsement for the event.

 

This conference is suitable for all those who are interested in working with patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Location: Central London
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Presented by: Blake Stobie (SLaM) & David Veale (SLaM/KCL)
Cost: From £99 plus booking fee
Workshop website: To book your place visit the CADAT website.

Blake and David will present ways of maximising the effectiveness of CBT techniques in treating OCD. Common difficulties which therapists encounter and ways of resolving these will be discussed and practised. Factors which complicate OCD treatment and ways of modifying standard CBT treatments in order to meet the needs of severe or treatment resistant clients will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to actively contribute to the workshop case presentations, exercises, role plays and discussion, in order to maximise the applicability of the workshop to their clinical work.

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BDD Conference

Later this year, the first ever conference specifically for people affected by Body Dysmorphic Disorder will take place in London on Saturday 30th May.  Organised by the BDD Foundation there will be a keynote talks by several BDD specialists from around the world.

The conference is aimed at people with BDD and their friends and families although health professionals are welcome too.

For further information please visit the BDD Foundation website by clicking here.

 

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Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP - Conference letter of support

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Earlier this month we successfully hosted our annual conference in Nottingham. We were delighted to receive this generous letter of support from the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, the Minister of State for Care and Support who has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.

I wish you every success with the National OCD Conference 2014 – Nottingham.  Over two days delegates will have the chance to hear some inspirational speakers:  not just clinicians on the front line of pioneering research and practice; but also, people and families struggling to live with and recover from OCD, who continue to inspire us with their courage and perseverance.

This conference is a chance to learn from the best, to turn research into daily practice and recognise the key role of professionals, people with OCD, and families in designing and delivering change across the health and care system.

Article posted on: Sat, 15/11/2014 - 2:52pm Read more...

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